Recipes with sausages

Longsilog (Filipino sausage, egg and rice breakfast), repackaged

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Not too long ago, I posted a recipe with sausages as an ingredient and it confused a Filipino reader who thought I made a mistake because, according to her, sausages came out of a can and what I used in the recipe looked something like longganisa. I told her, of course, that highly seasoned meat in tube form, with or without casing, is a sausage. Some are short and thin … [Read more...]

Sausage and apple sandwiches

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There is a program on Asian Food Channel called Return to River Cottage hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. An old show, actually, that originally started airing in 2000 but which we're only getting to see now here in Asia. I don't see it very often but Speedy adores British cooking (he's a fan of Andy Bates' Street Feasts) and River Cottage offers a plus -- cooking … [Read more...]

Chinese sausage, Bulgogi ham and malunggay omelet

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We're so used to Western-style omelets that we already associate specific vegetables than can go with the eggs -- bell peppers, onions, mushrooms... Actually, anything can be thrown in with the eggs to make an omelet.This omelet is Asian in every way -- it has Chinese sausages, Bulgogi ham, scallions and malunggay leaves. Of course, you can always use your preferred … [Read more...]

10-minute Chinese sausage, spinach and eggs stir fry

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Today's brunch consisted of sausages and eggs. But not fried like they're usually served. This fast-cooking, tasty meal has everything in it, including a generous amount of vegetable, and it is cooked a la oyakodon -- with eggs, lightly stirred, and a little sauce. It's a little salty, subtly sweet and very tasty. Simple to make too. Cooks in ten minutes flat including … [Read more...]

The accidental breakfast

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I can't remember the last time I had breakfast if, by breakfast, you mean morning meal. Technically, breakfast -- derived from breaking the fast because you fast the whole night while sleeping -- is the first meal of the day. In other words, whatever time your day starts you break your fast when you eat your first meal. So, strictly speaking, if my first meal for the day … [Read more...]

Savory muffins with cheddar, sausage meat, sun-dried tomatoes and basil

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Alex came home in the middle of the week and, after a good night's sleep, I prepared a very hearty brunch to help her recharge. She was going back to school the following day and I only had one day to pamper her. I made a quick angel hair pasta, her favorite, and some savory muffins. I had two pieces of Vigan longganisa in the fridge that I thought I'd make good use of. … [Read more...]

Angel hair pasta with pesto and crumbled spicy sausages

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Hope you dads had a nice time yesterday. We're really not big on celebrating things like Father's Day and Mother's Day but yesterday was an exception. Yesterday was also Speedy's birthday so we were celebrating all throughout the weekend. Nothing grand. Just the four of us together with lots of good food.It started with this angel hair pasta with pesto and crumbled … [Read more...]

Sausage, pasta, tomato and cabbage soup

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A one-pot dish that's a breeze to prepare. The sausage meat makes the broth rich in taste while the vegetables and pasta make the soup very filling. Serve it as a first course and you don't have to follow it up with a heavy meat dish. Best of all, it's so rustic and comforting it almost feels like having a meal in a shaded patio surrounded by fruit trees.This is a dish … [Read more...]

Sausage and milk pasta

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Everyone in my family has cough and cold. I thought it was plain exhaustion. The girls were having their final exams at around the same time that my mother passed away, then they moved to another unit in the same condo, there was a lot to do and, well, you add the usual skirmishes that are part of any family dynamics and I thought that everyone was just physically tired, … [Read more...]

Braised beef kneecap and sausages with potatoes and cabbage

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I don't know in how many parts of the world people eat beef kneecap but, in the Philippines, it is quite a delicacy. And when I say kneecap, I don't really mean the bony cap itself (although that's part of the whole enchilada) but the meat, the tendons and the fat surrounding it.Cooked by itself, it is already so delicious as the tendons soften and turn gelatinous … [Read more...]